Introducing our new Governance Board Member - Catherine Cooney

Cathy is the Director of Kowhai Health Associates, a health consultancy company established 2012.  She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife, with a background in governance, health sector leadership, executive management, public health nursing and community development. She is a Fellow and President of the Aotearoa Branch of the Australasian College of Health Service Management; Chair of interRAI NZ Leadership Advisory Board; Independent Facilitator Kai?whina (non-regulated) Workforce Plan; a member of NZ Institute of Directors; a Fellow and Censor of the College of Nurses, Aotearoa.  Cathy was also the Chair of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology from 2016-2022. 

With a deep involvement in her home community of Rotorua and a particular interest in supporting people being as well and as independent as possible Cathy was drawn to the vision statement of Kalandra Education Group which is centred on improving the life of the vulnerable person. 

In 2021 Cathy received an MNZM award for her contribution to health services and the community.

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